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National Summary


Scattered showers this evening, some heavy with hail and thunder in fresh and gusty west to southwest winds.


Cold tonight with clear spells and scattered showers, some of the showers will be wintry with a risk of thunder in the west. Falls of sleet or snow are possible, especially on high ground. A few icy stretches too. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees with moderate southwest breezes.


Monday will be cold with wintry showers and a risk of thunder. Some will fall as snow on high ground in the morning, with a little snow possible at lower levels too. Showers will be heaviest and most frequent over the western half of the country. Highest temperatures of just 3 to 6 degrees with moderate to fresh southwest winds.


OUTLOOK: Very changeable into next week, and cold, especially early on. TOMORROW NIGHT: A bitterly cold night with a widespread sharp to severe frost and some icy stretches. Whilst many areas will see a lot of dry weather under clear skies, some wintry showers about too, most of these occurring closer to the Atlantic. Snowfall will mainly be confined to higher elevations however. Lowest temperatures 0 to minus 3 degrees in light to moderate southerly breezes. TUESDAY: A cold windy day, in a brisk northwest breeze. Widespread wintry showers to begin with some wet snow for a time. Snowfall will be mainly confined once again to higher elevations, but a light dusting is possible locally. Showers mainly of rain as of late morning, with more in the way of sunny spells developing as it becomes mostly dry. Highest temperatures 6 to 9 degrees Celsius, but with an added wind chill. WEDNESDAY: Dry in parts to begin with some hazy sunshine and frost clearing. However a spell of wet and breezy weather will gradually feed up from the southwest, turning wintry for a time locally. Highest temperatures of only 5 to 9 degrees Celsius, in fresh and gusty westerly winds.THURSDAY: A little less cold; highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees, with mostly dry weather and sunny spells. A few well scattered showers occurring too though, in a moderate westerly breeze.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

Southwest, 20 Knots, Gust 51 Knots, Recent rain shower, 15 Miles, 986, Rising slowly

Dublin Airport

West-Southwest, 21 Knots, Gust 31 Knots, Fine, 21 Miles, 991, Rising

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

West-Southwest, 21 Knots, Wave ht: 5.5 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1007, Rising rapidly

Roches Point Automatic

West-Southwest, 17 Knots, Gust 34 Knots, Fair, 14 Miles, 996, Rising

Sherkin Island Automatic

West-Southwest, 24 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 996, Steady

Valentia Automatic

West, 26 Knots, Gust 39 Knots, Rain shower, 5 Miles, 995, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

West-Southwest, 26 Knots, Gust 40 Knots, Fair, 5 Miles, 991, Rising slowly

Belmullet Automatic

West, 15 Knots, Gust 32 Knots, Rain shower, 5 Miles, 988, Rising slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

West, 17 Knots, Wave ht: 2.9 m, 992, Rising

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

West, 25 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Wave height not available, 985, Steady

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

West-Southwest, 21 Knots, Gust 42 Knots, Wave ht: 5.5 m, 988, Falling slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1200 Sunday 26 February 2017 Issued at 1200 Saturday 25 February 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0900: Frontal troughs are slow moving across Ireland as a weak ridge develops from the Atlantic. A southwesterly airflow extends over the country.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Carnsore Point to Valentia and the Irish Sea

Wind: Southwest force 5 to 7, veering westerly force 4 to 5 by early tonight, backing south to southwest and increasing force 6 to gale force 8 tomorrow morning.

Weather: Rain or showers

Visibility: Moderate to poor at times

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Valentia to Erris Head to Fair Head

Wind: West force 4 to 5, backing south to southwest overnight and increasing force 6 to gale force 8, veering westerly force 4 to 6 tomorrow morning.

Weather: Rain or showers

Visibility: Moderate to poor at times

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Monday 27 February 2017: Fresh to strong westerly winds on Sunday night will moderate during Monday.

Weather Warnings

Gale Warning

West to southwest winds will occasionally reach gale force this evening and early tonight on coast from Valentia to Erris Head to Malin Head

Small Craft Warning

West to southwest winds will reach force 6 or 7 this evening and for a time tonight on coasts from Malin Head to Howth Head to Valentia